Politics

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni Recovering from a Heart Procedure

Frances Diana Roullo   | Jan 12, 2017 07:20 AM EST

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni underwent a "completely successful" minor heart procedure at a Rome hospital, local media reported on Wednesday. read more

Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Looks to Strike Chinese Real Estate Deal

S. Rina   | Jan 09, 2017 07:51 AM EST

Despite president elect Donald Trump's anti-China rhetoric, his son-in-law Jared Kushner is reported to be mulling a deal with a Chinese business tycoon. The rumored negotiation is likely to take its toll on Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration proceeds. read more

China Disciplinary Body Speaks on 2017 Plans to Curb Corruption

Steve M.C.   | Jan 09, 2017 10:16 AM EST

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) on Sunday issued a press release statement saying that more efforts will be put to do away with corruption in 2017 as it prepares for the 19th CPC National Congress to be scheduled later this year. read more

US Expresses Concerns over China Semiconductor Policy

S. Rina   | Jan 09, 2017 04:14 AM EST

The Obama administration released a report issuing a warning about the impact of Chinese industrial policy on the US chip market. The report, released on Friday, called for more thorough scrutiny of Chinese policies, which may put the US national security at risk. read more

Trump Snubs Taiwan Leader's US Stopover

Desiree Sison   | Jan 08, 2017 03:38 AM EST

US President-elect Donald Trump and members of his transition team have reassured Beijing that Washington will not meet with Taiwan leader Tsai Lng-wen during her stopover to the US enroute to Central America to visit her allies. read more

Chinese Military Expert Defends China's Missile Deployments in South China Sea

Desiree Sison   | Jan 05, 2017 04:58 AM EST

A Chinese military expert defended China's deployment of surface-to-air missiles in its controlled islands in the disputed South China Sea, saying the military move is "completely reasonable" in the wake of the US' powerful maritime presence in the region. read more

China's State Media Berates Trump for Latest Anti-China Tweets

Desiree Sison   | Jan 04, 2017 04:56 AM EST

China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, has chided US President-elect Donald Trump for his latest tweets attacking Beijing anew, and for conducting his foreign policy on the social media platform, Twitter. read more

Trump Lashes out at China for not Doing Enough to Control North Korea

Desiree Sison   | Jan 03, 2017 06:10 AM EST

US President-elect Donald Trump has lashed out at China for not exerting enough effort to rein in North Korea while taking advantage of trade with the US. read more

Duterte Wants Oil Sharing Agreement with China in the Disputed South China Sea

Desiree Sison   | Dec 19, 2016 09:30 PM EST

Citing Manila's inability to put up a fight with China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would instead pursue economic opportunities with Beijing including sharing any oil resources with the Asian giant in areas in the South China Sea where their claims overlap. read more

China Likely to Make Demands Before Returning US Drone Seized in South China Sea

Desiree Sison   | Dec 19, 2016 02:36 AM EST

Political and military analysts on Sunday said Beijing is likely to present a list of demands to Washington before it hands back a US underwater drone it seized in the South China Sea waters last week. read more

Japan Surpasses China as Biggest US Creditor

S. Rina   | Dec 18, 2016 09:23 AM EST

Japan has overtaken China as the country's holdings of the US Treasuries touch $1.13 trillion mark. China, in contrast, now holds $1.12 trillion in US government treasuries. This is the lowest holdings level for China in over six years. read more

Duterte not Keen on Protesting Against China's Militarization of the South China Sea

Desiree Sison   | Dec 18, 2016 07:58 AM EST

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said that Manila would not protest against China's militarization of the disputed South China Sea despite the latter's reported installation of weapons systems on the artificial islands it has built in the disputed strategic waterway. read more

Philippines Sets Aside South China Sea Dispute With Beijing

Desiree Sison   | Dec 16, 2016 05:49 AM EST

Manila is setting aside its South China Sea dispute with Beijing for the meantime and will instead focus on enhancing the other aspects of their relations such as trade, commerce, and political affairs. read more

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